Junior Borja Cortés Friday took over the No. 1 singles position for the Abilene Christian men's tennis team and responded to the challenge of replacing three-year all-America Hans Hach by winning both his matches over opposition from Metro State and the Air Force Academy.
Cortés this morning defeated Josh Graetz of Metro State, 6-2, 6-2, and in the afternoon came back from a set down to defeat the Falcons' Andy Jackson, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 for the Wildcats' lone team point in a 6-1 defeat. Cortés also scored a 6-2 doubles victory with sophomore Nicklas Wingord over the Metro State tandem of Graetz and Adrien Delvaux.
The Wildcats defeated the Roadrunners 6-1, which included a sweep of doubles and five singles victories. Winning for ACU in singles were junior Guilherme Gesser, sophomores Jason Proctor and Marco Bensley, and freshman Nico Agritelley, who is starting the year at the No. 5 position.
Agritelley also played at No. 2 doubles alongside Gesser and defeated the team of Trevor Jones/Nick Baker, 6-3, while Bensley and Proctor doubled up John Qualls and Andrew Haralson at No. 3.
ACU will play its second doubleheader in as many days Saturday at the Air Force Academy vs. Grand Canyon and Northern Colorado.
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Abilene Christian 6, Metro State 1
1.) Borja Cortes (ACU) def. Josh Graetz (Metro), 6-2, 6-2
2.) Adrien Delvaux (Metro) def. Nicklas Wingord (ACU), 6-1, 6-5 (5)
3.) Guilherme Gesser (ACU) def. Nick Baker (Metro), 6-5 (2), 6-1
4.) Jason Proctor (ACU) def. John Qualls (Metro), 6-4, 6-0
5.) Nico Agritelley (ACU) def. Jonathan Evangelista (Metro), 6-4, 6-2
6.) Marco Bensley (ACU) def. Luke Lundstrum (Metro), 6-1, 6-2
1.) Borja Cortes/Nicklas Wingord (ACU) def. Adrien Delvaux/Josh Graetz (Metro), 6-2
2.) Guilherme Gesser/Nico Agritelley (ACU) def. Trevor Jones/Nick Baker (Metro), 6-3
3.) Marco Bensley/Jason Proctor (ACU) def. John Qualls/Andrew Haralson (Metro), 6-3
Air Force 6, Abilene Christian 1
1.) Borja Cortes (ACU) def. Andy Jackson (AFA), 2-6, 6-4, 6-4
2.) Steven Young (AFA) def. Nicklas Wingord (ACU), 6-4, 6-1
3.) Jack McCuller (AFA) def. Guilherme Gesser (ACU), 6-5, 6-3
4.) Alex Grubbs (AFA) def. Jason Proctor (ACU), 6-5, 6-1
5.) Grant Taylor (AFA) def. Nico Agritelley (ACU), 6-1, 6-3
6.) Andrew Parks (AFA) def. Marco Bensley (ACU), 6-1, 6-2
Order of finish: 2,3,4,1,5,6
1.) Andy Jackson/Steven Young (AFA) def. Borja Cortes/Nicklas Wingord (ACU), 6-5
2.) Alex Grubbs/Jack McCullers (AFA) def. Guilherme Gesser/Nico Agritelley (ACU), 6-0
3.) Grant Taylor/Lucas Fumagalli (AFA) def. Marco Bensley/Jason Proctor, 6-2
Order of finish: 2, 3, 1
Information for this story provided by ACU Athletics.